Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman, who is up for re-election this year, announced today that her office is offering a $5,000 reward for reports of voter fraud that lead to a felony conviction.
“Alabamians are fed up with voter fraud and have decided that enough is enough. They want to protect democracy from those who are destroying it,” Chapman, a Republican, said in a press release. “I hope that people with information will come forward so that justice can be served.”
In 2008, after federal prosecutors began investigating reports that Democratic operatives were buying votes, Chapman set up a dedicated voter fraud division in the secretary of state’s office and a web site, stopvoterfraudnow.com.
She’s been endorsed by Sarah Palin.
(H/T Facing South)
Late update: A DOJ spokeswoman tells us the department isn’t aware of any federal charges being brought in connection with the reports that prompted Chapman to open a voter fraud division.